Why it is not a Bundesliga today

The 26. Matchday do not open two teams, but equal to eight: unlike usual, the upcoming Bundesliga weekend begins only on Saturday with four games at 15.30 clock instead of a game on Friday evening. But four duels are set on Sunday, two of them parallel at 17.30. What’s it all about?

Background is a counterpart of the DFL, which would not have been necessary in retrospect. When the pairings of the 26th matchday were scheduled for contemporary, the DFL had to assume that four Bundesliga clubs in the Europa League will be represented in March.

And because they usually spend their games on Thursday, the DFL was sacrificed the friday game “overlooking the Regeneration Time” for a fourth encounter on Sunday, so that all European League teams come to the enjoyment of two complete play-free days between their performances.

The DFL wanted to meet the Europa League Starter

The fact that the situation of the Bundesliga clubs in the Europa League has meanwhile changed dramatically, the DFL could not suspect before the turn of the year. Borussia Dortmund, which receives Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday at 5.30 pm Arminia Bielefeld, is hitting the K.’s round play-offs against Glasgow Rangers.

RB Leipzig, which concluded the matchday on Sunday at 19.30 clock at the SpVGG Greuther Fürth, moved the Los Spartak Moscow at the Europa League eighth final outlosure and slipped directly into the quarterfinals via UEFA decision, so as the BVB does not spend no English week as the BVB.

Instead of four teams is only one thing required on Thursday

Eintracht Frankfurt, which meets VfL Bochum on Sunday at 5.30 pm, denies this week the first leg in the Europa League eighth finale at Real Betis in Seville; But in advance, the UEFA had set that Betis will already spend his first leg on Wednesday to avoid termination with the FC Seville.

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And so Bayer Leverkusen is among the eight Bundesliga clubs who play on Sunday, the only one actually demanded on Thursday (at Atalanta Bergamo) and dependent on the extra regeneration time.

After all: because on the 27. Gamed Day, the weekend after the secondary return of the Europa League, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt directly clash, the DFL could leave here in December at three Sunday games. Therefore, in the coming week with Bochum against Borussia Mönchengladbach, there is also a Bundesliga duel on Friday evening.

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